Day 269

Everything resides in the ‘isness’ of the present moment.
It’s my choice to either accept it or agonise over it.

When I use my body and all my senses to focus my attention on this moment right here, inside which I exist, everything else ceases to be.

I am where I am. I look around. Just look, not interpret. See the light, shapes, colours and textures. Aware of the space that allows everything to be. Listening to the sounds and then to the silence underneath them. Feeling the warmth of the water dripping over me from my scalp all the way to under the soles of my feet in the shower, standing completely still. Observing the rhythm of my breath. Feeling the flow of air inside my nostrils. I feel the subtle life energy flowing inside me. Anything I touch, a curtain, a scarf or a pencil, I feel it and acknowledge its Being. Becoming one with smells and tastes that I experience. Feeling the stretch in my hamstrings as I bend forward. Allowing the smile on my lips to spread to my eyes and heart.

I narrow my life down to this moment.

“Leave the abstraction of time behind. Get out of the insane mind and awaken out of the dream of time into the present. Break the mind patterns that have dominated human life for eons.
Nothing is anything but what it is.
Everything is to be honoured, but nothing matters.
Forms are born and die yet you are aware of the eternal underneath the forms.”

Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

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